Corsica – the Fascination of an Island
Who does not start dreaming of holidays, sun and white sails, hearing the name Corsica?
On the east coast wonderfully bright beaches are waiting for you.
On the west coast you will find steep mountains and attractive capes.
What is more likely than sailing around the island on a yacht? Here you will feel independent and free.
You can drop anchor, go swimming, or look for one of the many marinas on the island.
You may taste the delicious crayfish in one of the restaurants here.
Exclusive tourist destinations and picturesque fishing villages come one after the other. The corsican outback is equally stunning with its many natural beauties.
Ajaccio, whose old town district is marked by an ancient citadel, is the birthplace of Napoleon. From here it is only about 20 nautical miles to the picturesque Gulf of Valinco with its small fishing village of Propriano.
Propriano is also the starting harbor for turns to Sardinia, the Maddalena archipelago and to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
If you have enough time you can also embark on the famous "Eight" around Corsica and Sardinia from Propriano. In Bonifacio you will find untouched natural surroundings and small bays far away from the general tourist buzz.
The east coast of Corsica can boast of a long beach of about 60 nautical miles from Solenzara up to Bastia in the north. The Gulf of Saint Florent is driven into the solid mountains like a wedge.
Via L’Ile Rousse and Saint Ambrogio you can reach Calvi. This trip will take you along the so called Balagna, the garden of Corsica. A special notice deserves the wonderful Girolata bay.
Sailing weather in Corsica
During the summer months a gentle sea breeze of around 7 beaufort may already freshen up at 9 o'clock.
In the evening the sea breeze is usually subsided again, but also the emerging land breeze can create a calm sailing breeze.
Attention! The Mistral is feared in this sail area, and also the Scirocco.
They can certainly get up to beaufort 8, and should not be underestimated even by expirienced sailors.
Best Time Corsica Sailing:
In spring, from May to autumn in October.
Airports close to your sailing area:
Ajaccio (AJA) - Ajaccio: approx 5km
Bastia (BIA) - Macinaggio: approx 40km
Figari (FSC) - Bonifacio: approx 20km
Bastia, Ajaccio, Calvi, Cap Corse, Bonifacio, Corte, Sartène, Propriano
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